U.S. Supreme Court
White v. United States, 154 U.S. 661 (1880)
White v. United States
Argued November 29, 1880
Decided December 13, 1880
154 U.S. 661
When a charter party provides that the hirer of the vessel need not make good any loss arising from ordinary wear and tear, a finding by the court that repairs sued for resulted from ordinary wear and tear is a bar to recovery.
Money paid to a person on a vessel chartered to the government by the owner of the vessel cannot be recovered from the United States unless authorized by them.